May Vacation Camps 2022

March 29, 2022 By Mark Schiefelbein 0 Comments

Is it almost May vacation already? Seems like we’re just back from spring vacation and still have Easter coming up… Good news is that the camp organisers certainly are ready for May vacation with lots of fun camps planned from arts to sports, and from cooking to free running. And with the temperatures warming up, many of the outdoor and sailing camps are back from their winter breaks, too.

Here’s all the camps that have been announced so far. We’ll update this list as much as possible when we find out about new camps or cancellations. To check for updates, also see Mark's website.

Arts & Crafts

3-in-1 Camp

The best of My Little van Gogh, Toddler Sense and Mini Professor all in one place.

Location: Rivierenbuurt (new location)

Ages: 4-7 years

Dates :2 to 6 May, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €375/week

 

ArtZuid

Work like a mini artist at the ArtZuid camp, studying the masters, making your own work and finishing with an exhibition.

Location: Zuid (new location)

Ages: 6-12 years

Dates :2 to 6 May, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €365/week

 

Lo Stivaletto

An educational camp with lots of arts & crafts and sports, all in Italian.

Location: West / Zuid (two locations)

Ages: 4-9 years

Dates :2 to 6 May, 9:30 to 17:00

Cost: €295/week

 

Bikes, Obstacles, Skates

Griffioenoutdoor BMX

Ride BMX bikes and learn the ropes at the Griffioen outdoor center in Ookmeer.

Location: Nieuw-West

Ages: 7-16 years

Dates: 2 to 5 May, 9:00-17:00

Cost: 4 days from €155

 

VROG Freerunning

Freerunning, trampoline and parkour lessons for beginners and advanced kids at VROG next to the Jaap Eden ice skating track.

Location: Watergraafsmeer

Ages: 7-13 years

Dates: 2 - 4 May, 9:30 to 17:00

Cost: €30 per day

 

Cooking, Dance, Music, Theater

BeatZone Dance Camp

A different style of urban dance every day and a mini performance at the end of the week.

Location: West

Ages: 7-11 years

Dates : 2 to 5 May, 09:30 - 16:00

Cost: €239 for four days

 

Kinderkooklab

Learn how to cook in an old nursery in Amsterdam West with veggies from their own garden where possible.

Location: West

Ages: 7-12 years

Dates : 2 to 4 May

Cost: €188 for 3 days including food to take home

 

Toverknol Theater Camp

Discover acting in a playful way by attending one of the daily workshops with various themes.

Location: Zuid

Ages: 5-9 years

Dates : 2 to 6 May, 9:30 to 17:00

Cost: €60/day

 

Hockey

Kids Aktief Hockey

Kids Aktief is teaming up with hockey club FIT in Noord for this 3 day hockey camp.

Location: Noord

Ages: 6+ years

Dates: 2 to 4 May, 09:00 - 16:00

Cost: €150 for 3 days

 

Nationale Hockeykamp

Three days of hockey at HV Myra in Amstelveen and special clinics at HC Hurley in the Amsterdamse Bos.

Location: Amsterdamse Bos, Amstelveen

Ages: 6-16 years

Dates: 2 to 4 May, 5 + 6 May, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €79 per day, €219/289 for 3 days

 

Panasj Hockey

Three or four day hockey camps at hockey club VVV, also suitable for beginners. They have clinics, too, during the Easter and Ascension weekends.

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 5-12 years

Dates : 3 to 5 May, 9:30 to 12:30 (minis) / 16:30

Cost: €119 (minis) / €189 for 3 days

 

Sportways Hockey Camp

Intensive hockey camps at various Amsterdam hockey clubs.

Location: Amsterdamse Bos, Amstelveen, Watergraafsmeer, Westerpark

Ages: 5-13 years

Dates : 25/26/28/29 Apr and 2 to 4 May, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €195 for 3 days, €239 for 4 days

 

Multi Sports

Kids Aktief

Indoor mixed action camp with lots of different sports from boxing to dancing.

Location: Noord

Ages: 4-12 years

Dates: 25/26/28/29 Apr and 2 to 4 May, 09:00 - 16:00

Cost: €150 for 3 days, €160 for 4 days

 

The Little Gym

Little Gym camps provide fun, sport, creative activities, and learning to keep you kids active, entertained, and laughing. All while developing their minds, bodies, and self-confidence. Camps  can be attended as both half or full days.

Location: Buitenveldert

Ages: 3-10 years

Dates: Monday 2/5, Wednesday 4/5, Friday 6/5 - 9am - 12noon and 1-4pm; Tuesday 3/5, Thursday 5/5: 1-4pm; Saturday 7 May; 12-5pm

Cost: Prices vary according to times selected. See website for details

 

Little Star Fitness

Have fun while learning fundamental athletic skills and a healthy lifestyle in this multi sport camp, which has been happening since 2014.

Location: Zuid

Ages: 4-12 years

Dates : 2 to 6 May, 9:00 to 15:00 or 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €280 for a week of short days, €355 for a week of full days

 

Monkey Moves

Eleven different sports and lots of fun at the Goudsmithal in Amstelveen.

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 4-10 years

Dates: 2 to 4 May

Cost: €200 for 3 days

 

Sportivun

Improve your kids motor skills and spend a lot of time outside.

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 3-12 years

Dates: 2 to 4 May, 09:00 - 17:00

Cost: €114/129 for 3 days

 

Ponies

Boerderij op IJburg

A pony camp for everyone, including young kids and beginners. The kids will ride on the ponies, but also care for them and have lots of play time.

Location: IJburg

Ages: 5-11 years

Dates : 25/26/28/29 Apr and 2 to 6 May, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €230 per week, €230 for 4 days

 

De Hollandsche Manege

A two-day pony camp in the historical horse riding school right next to Vondelpark. Kids will care for the ponies, ride them and do lots of play. They have lots of other activities also including birthday parties, pony afternoons, and excursions.

Location: Vondelpark

Ages: 5-11 years

Dates : 2 + 3 May and 5 + 6 May, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €175 for 2 days

 

Stichting Waveren

The horse riding school is on the edge of the city, bordering fields and parks. The kids will take care of the ponies and also take them for small excursions.

Location: Bijlmer

Ages: 6-14 years

Dates : 2/3+5/6 May, 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €240 for four days

 

Outdoors

Het Woeste Westen

Daily adventure days around themes like building rafts, making slingshots, climbing trees or lighting big bonfires at the adventure playground behind Westerpark.

Location: Westerpark

Ages: 7-12 years

Dates : 2 + 3 + 4 May, 10:00 to 16:00

Cost: €40 per day

 

Sport4Kidz

A variety of water- and outdoor sports activities, held at Watersport Jeugdland in Amsterdam East.

Location: Zeeburg

Ages: 6-12 years

Dates : 25 to 29 April and 2 to 6 May, 9:00 to 16:00

Cost: €234/week

 

Terragon Nature Lab

A playground where kids are free to explore and connect with nature at their own pace and ways in a safe but wild environment.

Location: West

Ages: 4-10 years

Dates : 2 to 6 May, 09:00 - 14:30

Cost: €316/week

 

UPventure

A wide variety of outdoor fun and games.

Location: West

Ages: 8-13 years

Dates 25/26/28/29 Apr and 2 to 6 May, 08:45 - 17:15

Cost: €226 for 4 days, €269 for 4 days

 

Science and Tech

Coderminds

Robots, SCRATCH programming, Minecraft and much more

Location: West

Ages: 6-14 years

Dates : 3 to 6 May, 8:00 to 17:00

Cost: €249 for 4 days

 

New Tech Kids

Learn the basics of computer programming while building robots during workshops at the central library.

Location: Center

Ages: 7-11 years

Dates : 25/26/28/29 Apr and 2 to 6 May, 10:00 to 14:00

Cost: €203 for 4 days, €253/week

 

The Science Camp

The Science Camp explores the world through the lens of earth and physical science.

Location: De Pijp

Ages: 5-10 years

Dates : 2 to 6 May, 9:00 to 15:00

Cost: €296 per week

 

Young Engineers Lego

Build complex Lego models and learn about the engineering behind them.

Location: Bos en Lommer

Ages: 7-11 years

Dates : 2 + 3 May, 09:00 - 16:00

Cost: €140 for 2 days

 

Sailing

Nieuwe Meer Zeilschool

Location: Amsterdamse Bos

Ages: 7-12 years (optimist), 11-14 years (Laser Pico II), 15-16 (Laser Pico I)

Dates : 25/26/28/29 Apr (4 days), 2 to 6 May, 9 to 13 May from 9:00 to 16:30

Cost: €280/week (optimist, 4 days), €300/week (Laser, 4 days), €350/week (optimist, 5 days), €370/week (Laser, 5 days)

 

Sport4Kidz Sailing

A week of sailing in an Optimist, combined with other fun outdoor activities like campfires or building rafts at Jeugdland.

Location: Zeeburg

Ages: 8-12 years

Dates : 25 to 29 April and 2 to 6 May, 9:00 to 16:00

Cost: €279/week

 

Soccer

Ajax Clinic

One day themed soccer clinics for kids of all ages and levels, with special clinics for girls and keepers, at the Ajax facilities next to the famous Johan Cruijff ArenA.

Location: Zuidoost

Ages: 6-12 years

Dates : 30 Apr - 8 May, 9:15 to 16:00

Cost: €99/day

 

Kids Aktief Soccer

Kids Aktief is teaming up with soccer club T.O.S. Actief in Watergraafsmeer for this 3 day soccer camp.

Location: Watergraafsmeers

Ages: 6+ years

Dates: 4 to 6 May, 09:00 - 16:00

Cost: €150 for 3 days

 

Powerleague Soccer

Fun soccer camp on the small pitches of Powerleague. Suitable for beginners and more experienced kids.

Location: Zuid

Ages: 5-12 years

Dates: 2 to 6 May and 9 to 13 May, 9:30 to 15:00

Cost: €25/day, €112,50/week

 

Voetjebal

Playful soccer camp for the youngest kids.

Location: Amstelveen

Ages: 3-6 years

Dates : 3 to 5 May, 9:30 to 12:30 (minis) / 16:30

Cost: €119 (minis) / €189 for 3 days

 

Swimming

Kids Aktief

Work towards your swimming diploma during the vacation.

Location: Noord

Ages: 5-12 years

Dates: 2 to 6 May, 09:00 - 11:30

Cost: €320 for 5 days

 

Tennis

Amstelpark Tennis

A sporty holiday full of tennis and fun at the entrance of the Amsterdamse Bos.

Location: Amsterdamse Bos

Ages: 5-18 years

Dates: 2 to 6 May, 9:00 to 16:45

Cost: €385 for 5 days

 

Drive ITT Tennis Linnaeushof

Tennis camps at different levels, combining fun and competition, at the tennis club Linneaushof right in the middle of Oost.

Location: Oost

Ages: 6-12 years

Dates: 3 to 5 May, 9:00 to 17:30

Cost: €225 for 3 days

 

Tennis op Maat

Lots of tennis mixed with other fun and games at the Kattenlaan tennis park in Vondelpark or Sloterplas tennis club.

Location: Vondelpark or Sloterplas

Ages: 5-17 years

Dates : 2 to 6 May (Vondelpark) and 4 to 6 May (Sloterplas), 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: €225 for 3 days (Sloterplas) or €390/week (Vondelpark)

 


This list was compiled by Mark Schiefelbein, an Amsterdam Papa whose kids have attended many camps and who also maintains vakantiekamp.amsterdam, an easily searchable list of all vacation day camps in Amsterdam. Mark started blogging in 2007, serving the best Amsterdam restaurant recommendations to foodies at dutchgrub.com.

 

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